We are thrilled to see My Big Fat Manifesto, by Susan Vaught (published by Bloomsbury), on the 2010 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults recognized by a committee of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services division of the American Library Association. Each year YALSA recognizes books in a few categories; this year, the category that recognized My Big Fat Manifesto was "Bodies" ("They come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities...love it or hate it, you only have one body").
Another of the paperback lists this year was "Twists on the Tale" ("The times may change, but the tales remain eternal. Classic literature and folktales are given a makeover in these retellings."), and we are very pleased that Janette Rallison's My Fair Godmother (published by Walker & Company) was included.
YALSA also produces a list of Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, and happily, The Indigo Notebook, by Laura Resau (published by Random House), is included there. The Indigo Notebook will be coming out this summer in paperback with a brand-new cover (on the right, above)—isn't it stunning?
Great news, ladies!